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    Question: Activation Energy. Use the data below to answer the following questions about a chemical reaction.
    A. What is the activation energy for the chemical reaction?
    B. What is the value of the rate constant at 430.0 K?

    Temperature (Degrees°C) k (1/s)
    189.7 2.52 x 10-5
    198.9 5.25 x 10-5
    230.3 6.30 x 10-4
    251.2 3.16 x 10-3

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    Use the following equation:

    log(k2/k1) = (Ea/2.303*R)*(1/T1 - 1/T2)

    A) Pick two temperatures and the rates to ...

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